Home Study Course

By: The Makeover Studio School of Make-up  15/05/2012
Keywords: Distance learning, Make-up courses

Professional Makeup Certificate

Are you captivated by new looks and wish you knew how to create the looks you see on TV or in magazines? Training as a make-up artist can be a fascinating and rewarding career working with people for a variety of events. From creating beautiful bridal makeovers or achieving new looks for a special occasion to giving group or individual lessons, there are many avenues you could follow.

The Makeover Studio Open Learning Programme enables you to study at your own pace and in your own time, making it both convenient and practical for those with distance, family or work commitments that may prevent attending classes on a full time basis.

This highly popular home study course takes you beyond the standard founding principles of make-up practice. It covers the core subjects required for professional certificate award along with extensive, up to date, practical information on day, evening, wedding and special event make-up, from the popular summer trends through to eye catching evening and event make-up.   You will learn how to achieve stunning bridal makeovers for every season and how to set up a mobile make-up business.  This modular course along with the tutor DVD gives a real insight into the world of the practicing make-up artist. 

 This method is suitable if you:

·         Are considering a career change

·         Cannot commit to an intensive or part-time attendance based course

·         Are a beginner or refresher

·         Wish to train over a longer time period

·         Require additional continuous professional development (CPD) training

·         Require these skills for either personal or professional use

Course Content

  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Related Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Skin – Structure, function, care, preparation
  • Working within the industry/Ethics
  • Presentation and professional practice
  • Contra-indications/actions
  • Tools and equipment
  • Preparing the client, consultation and record keeping forms
  • Face shapes
  • Cosmetics and their uses
  • Effects of lighting
  • Corrective techniques
  • Strip and Individual lashes
  • Lessons and demonstrations
  • Kit essentials
  • Day and Evening make-up
  • Make-up to suit various skin tones and hair colouring
  • A working guide for weddings and special events
  • The role of the bridal and special event make-up artist

·         Picture Perfect Bridal Make-up

·         Natural and Dewy Make-up

  • Bridesmaids & mother of bride
  • Make-up for mature skin
  • Designing make-up for special, bespoke & alternative events
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Retailing
  • Marketing your skills
  • Creating a training portfolio as evidence

Home study:

All study materials, text book, modules, handouts, assessments, free tutorial DVD, free student starter pack and personal tutor support by email over a twelve month study period, which allows time for a break from study if necessary, although it is possible to complete in less time.  Course delivered in part paper form, CD, DVD and email.

Please note there additional shipping charges apply outside mainland UK and will vary according to geographical location.


The course comprises of both practical and theoretical work maintaining a balance between the two. You will be required to create a range of material which will be used for as part of your continual assessment, such as: case studies with supporting photographic evidence, a written assignment and test paper. Upon completion of each assignment students are required to submit work to your tutor for marking. This allows you and your tutor to monitor your progress at every stage.

What is included in the course?

Comprehensive course text book

Manuals and modules

Twelve months tutor support and assessment re-takes

Free DVD of live tutor demonstrations

Free student starter pack

The Makeover Studio School of Make-up Certificate CPD: 230  

 Prerequisites & requirements

No previous experience required. No formal examination. Minimum study age is 16 years, no upper age limit. You will need a camera, access to a computer, scanner, printer and an email address.

 Qualification, professional membership and insurance

The Makeover Studio School of Make-up Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course. Professional membership and insurance can be obtained from The Guild of Beauty Therapists


Keywords: Distance learning, Make-up courses

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